As it happened | India all-out for 281; Australia win 3rd ODI by 32 runs

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File photo of Australian cricketer D'Arcy Short (R) playing a shot as India's wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on. Photograph: AFP

Mar 08, 2019, 09.18 PM

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Mar 08, 2019, 09.16 PM

Australia defeated India by 32 runs to win the third ODI in Ranchi. India were all out for 281 while chasing a target of 314 runs.

By virtue of this win, Australia are just one game behind from equalling the five-match series. 

It is very rare that a Kohli hundred goes in vain - only the 8th loss in 41. But credit to Australia for coming all guns firing with the new ball.

That opening burst from Cummins and Richardson was where the visitors won the game and also ensured they withstood the onslaught by the Indian skipper.

Mar 08, 2019, 09.09 PM

India's score stands at 281/9 after 48 overs. 

India are nine wickets down after losing Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

Both the players were caught out while trying to hit a big shot. 

Mar 08, 2019, 08.52 PM

After 44 overs, India's score stands at 253 for the loss of seven wickets.  

All-rounder Vijay Shankar was caught out while trying to hit a big shot. India again under pressure, especially after Kohli's dismissal.

As of now, India need 61 runs in 36 balls. 


Mar 08, 2019, 08.34 PM

Indian skipper lost his wickets minutes after Virat Kohli slammed his 41st ODI century.

Kohli, who single-handedly anchored India's inning, was clean bowled by Australia's star performer of the game Adam Zampa.

Zampa had earlier dismissed setelled MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav to bring Australia back in the game. 

Mar 08, 2019, 08.10 PM

Virat Kohli has slammed his 41st century in style.

After stitching a half-century stand for the fifth wicket with Kohli, Kedar Jadhav fell for 26 runs and was dismissed by Adam Zampa.

This is Zampa's second big wicket as he dismissed MS Dhoni also when he was well settled on the crease. 

Mar 08, 2019, 07.45 PM

India 151/4 after 28 overs

Virat Kohli is standing tall in India's difficult chase of 314 runs. The skipper has scored a half century and is inching closer to his 41st century.

Earlier, MS Dhoni was dismissed for 26. 

Mar 08, 2019, 07.11 PM

MS Dhoni dismissed

Just when India were on the stage of recovery, wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni was sent back to the pavilion for 26 runs. 

Dhoni gave himself some room on the shot - too close to him and all he managed was a thick inside edge - the ball rolled back and hit the base of leg-stump. Stunned silence in the crowd as the hometown hero falls - perhaps for the last time in Ranchi. 

Mar 08, 2019, 06.49 PM

India 57/3 after 15 overs

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni finally managed to put up a partnership, something which the top order failed in. 

India lost three quick wickets and it was then the two kept the score card ticking by rotating the strike. 

Being Dhoni's homeground, it becomes important for the players to play a memorable inning.


Mar 08, 2019, 06.16 PM

India has lost its third wicket in form of Ambati Rayudu. Wit's a difficult road for the Men in Blue now as they have a long target to chase. 

With seven overs bowled so far, India scores is 27 for the loss of three wickets. 

Mar 08, 2019, 06.11 PM

Indian openers dismissed

Minutes after Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal, opener Rohit Sharma also lost his wicket for 14 runs.

India now have lost two wickets for just 15 runs.

Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu are on the crease and have a huge responsibility on their shoulders. What India needs right now is a long partnership. 

Mar 08, 2019, 06.02 PM

Dhawan dismissed

India had just begin their 314 runs chase and opener Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed, thanks to a brilliant catch by Glenn Maxwell. 

Dhawan departed after making just one run off 10 balls. Jhye Richardson drew the first blood for Australia. 


Mar 08, 2019, 05.09 PM

Australia have set a mammoth 214 runs target for India. However, the scored was expected to rise and reach around 350 but Indian bowlers managed to bring the game in control.

Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja had established an opening partnership of 193 runs. however the two were soon dismissed.

While Khawaja managed to slam a century, Finch was dismissed for 93 runs.




Mar 08, 2019, 04.38 PM

Australia are 263/5 after 44 overs

Australia have lost three quick wickets with two being taken by leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav and one run-out.

After Khawaja's departure, Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb were sent back to the pavilion by Indian bowlers. 

Maxwell's dismissal is the most funniest but a brilliant work of  MS Dhoni, who is known for his wicketkeeping all over the world. 

Mar 08, 2019, 04.13 PM

Usman Khawaja dismissed

Usman Khawaja was dismissed after hitting century. Mohammed Shami took the wicket to bring India back in the game. Khawaja was sent back to the pavilion for 104 runs. 

Both the set batsmen have now been dismissed. However, Glenn Maxwell is still on crease to further increase the assault. 


Mar 08, 2019, 04.07 PM

Usman Khawaja's ton

Australian opener Usman Khawaja slammed his maiden century to lead the assault against Indian bowling attack. 

Earlier, Khawaja had established a 193 runs partnership with Aaron Finch to give Australia an overwhelming and dominating start. 

However, Aaron Finch was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 93 runs. 

Mar 08, 2019, 03.44 PM

Finch dismissed for 93

Australia are 196/1 after 33 overs

Kuldeep Yadav struck for India to end a mammoth 193 runs partnership between Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. 

Yadav bowled a googly to LBW Finch for 93 runs. 


Mar 08, 2019, 03.14 PM

Finch and Khawaja:

Australia: 156/0 after 25 Overs

Finch is playing at a trike rate of over 100 while Khawaja has a strike rate of 90. The two have already established a partnership of 145 runs and are going too strong.

The visitors might take the score to over 300, seeing the no of wickets they have in hand 

Meanwhile, Kohli is getting no way to break the opening partnership.   


Mar 08, 2019, 02.55 PM

With 20 overs bowled, Australia';s score stands at 124 for no loss. Both openers have slammed a half century each to dominate the third ODI.

India, on the other hand, are bemused with the way things are going.

Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and others have tried but failed to break the partnership. 


Mar 08, 2019, 02.23 PM

Australia have made 72 runs and have not lost a wicket to build pressure on Indian side. 

Despite several experiments, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has not been able to break the opening partnership.

They soon need a wicket before the two batsmen go on to hit big score individually.  

Mar 08, 2019, 01.56 PM

Six overs have been bowled so far and Australia's score stands at 25 runs for no loss.

Openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja are playing safe and are refusing to take any risk which can cost the entire down line.  

Mar 08, 2019, 01.45 PM

Indian cricket team Friday paid tribute to the armed forces by donating the match fees of the third ODI against Australia at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Skipper Virat Kohli arrived for the toss wearing a special army cap and urged the netizens to donate and stick to the families of our armed forces.

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Team India pays tribute to Pulwama attack victims, dons 'special army cap' for 3rd ODI against Australia

Mar 08, 2019, 01.43 PM

It seems Australia are in no mood of making any mistake as the openers are playing a patient game. 

They are adjusting themselves by rotating the strike which can be a big problem for the Indian side. 

Mar 08, 2019, 01.10 PM


India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

Mar 08, 2019, 01.09 PM


India have won the toss and will bowl first.

Speaking after the toss, Indian skipper Virat kohli said, "We are gonna have a bowl. Looks a decent track, could be dry in the afternoon and dew could settle in later. Looks a better pitch than the previous games. Dew is basically the main factor behind chasing."

"We're playing the same team. It's been a special couple of games. We're proud of the way we played in the first two games and we're not shy of grinding a win," Kohli concluded.

Meanwhile talking about their strategy in a must-win fixture for Australia, captain Aaron Finch said, "I would have bowled first too maybe though I am not sure. Need to get stuck in batting first and post a good total. We have one change - Coulter-Nile has gone home for the birth of his child. Jhye Richardson comes in. We've done well despite not really playing our best game."


Mar 08, 2019, 01.03 PM

Good afternoon!

Welcome to the live updates of the third ODI between India vs Australia. the game will be played at MS Dhoni's hometown Ranchi. 

Speculations are rife that this might be Dhoni's final homecoming ODI as he might announce his retirement after the World Cup. 

India have won the first two ODIs held in Hyderabad and Nagpur, respectively and the team will eye third ODI to clinch the series and keep Dhoni's brand flying in Ranchi.